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Michael Mikhail: The Unstoppable Force Behind Stratton Equities’ Skyrocketing Success

Michael Mikhail: The Unstoppable Force Behind Stratton Equities' Skyrocketing Success
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Michael Mikhail, the Founder and CEO of Stratton Equities, is not your typical CEO. His relentless dedication, unrivaled work ethic, and relentless drive to succeed have earned him a reputation as the hardest-working man in the real estate finance and mortgage industry. His unique leadership approach has propelled Stratton Equities to extraordinary heights, securing its position as a powerhouse in the real estate finance sector. 

Stratton Equities is the nation’s leading private money and NON-QM (non-qualified mortgage) lender, offering an impressive variety of niche mortgage programs nationwide. They work directly with entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and mortgage and real estate professionals. This powerhouse aims to reach $1.2 billion in closed loan volume annually, or an ambitious $100 million monthly. 

As part of their 2023 expansion and growth plan, Stratton Equities is bolstering its team by hiring experienced Mortgage Loan Officers, a move set to further consolidate their position as an industry leader. 

In his quest to build this empire, Michael Mikhail exhibited an unparalleled commitment to his work. His approach to success was marked by a total sacrifice of personal life in favor of focusing on the business. He worked seven days a week, up to 18 hours a day, sacrificing his health, relationships, and everyday activities to ensure Stratton Equities’ success. 

This extreme commitment to work is comparable to the work ethic of renowned entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, characterized by the concept of Decision Fatigue. According to this philosophy, unnecessary daily decisions drain your mental energy, reducing the capacity for making important decisions. To maximize his productivity, Mikhail eliminated these daily decisions, and every choice he made was oriented towards work and creating a successful business. 

At the height of this intense work period, and in the early days following the world reopening after Covid, Mikhail would wake up at 12:30 am and prepare for the day’s work. Arriving at the office at 3 am, he would delve into contracts and agreements in the early morning quiet before his employees arrived. 

This distinctive approach proved fruitful for Stratton Equities. As Mikhail was more interested in building and maintaining a robust, lead-generating/digital marketing platform than attending industry events, his commitment ensured that Stratton Equities continuously received an abundance of daily organic leads. This unique platform allows his loan officers access to the most extensive library of nationwide private money and NON-QM mortgage loan programs under one roof. 

His focus on delivering exceptional service has not gone unnoticed. His dedication to the success of his borrowers sets a high bar not just for his team, but for the industry as a whole. 

When you work with Michael Mikhail and Stratton Equities, you can trust that you have a partner who will work tirelessly to exceed your expectations, deliver exceptional results, and help you achieve your real estate finance goals. 

Michael Mikhail: The Unstoppable Force Behind Stratton Equities' Skyrocketing Success

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Forbes Magazine selected Michael for the class of 2021 for “The Next 1000,” which showcases those who are redefining what it means to build and run a business today. Stratton Equities was also honored by the NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal, as one of their Top 250 Privately Held Companies for 2021. NJBIZ also honored Michael as one of their 2022 Leaders in Finance, and he was also nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program. 

Stay updated with the latest from Stratton Equities by visiting their website at and connecting with them on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube @StrattonEquities, LinkedIn @stratton-equities, and Twitter @Strattonequity. 

Michael Mikhail, the hardest-working man in the mortgage industry, continues to set new standards, raise the bar, and redefine success in real estate finance. The journey of Stratton Equities under his leadership serves as an inspiring testament to the power of relentless dedication, ultimate sacrifice, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. 


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